An Updated Single-Level Mid-Century Modern House In California

September 26, 2020
A single story house with a swimming pool.

Located in Pasadena’s Huntington Library neighborhood, this single-level mid-century modern residence, with interiors designed by Sarah Mckay of Colab House, includes materials like white oak, plaster, limestone, and travertine, which when paired together create an elevated warm and neutral palette.

The home is listed with Michele Downing at Compass, and Aaron Kirman and Holland Ashrafnia of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.

Let’s take a look around the house…

Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of this house has small shrubs that border planted areas.


An entryway with two alcoves that flank the black framed door.
A custom wood shelving unit in a hallway.

Living Spaces

A contemporary living room with backlit wood shelving .
A open plan living room with a wall of wood cabinetry.
A casual living room with wood cabinetry.

Dining Room

A dining room with a glass and wood dining table.


A contemporary wood kitchen with a light colored countertop.


A master bedroom with grey accents.
A contemporary white bedroom with colorful artwork.
A small white bedroom with a built-in bench.


A master bathroom with a freestanding bathtub.
A modern bathroom with walk-in shower.
A modern bathroom with black walls.

Outdoor Spaces

A covered outdoor space with different seating areas.

Landscaping and Swimming Pool

A landscaped yard with trees lining pathways.
A swimming pool with a sculpture and landscaped yard.
A swimming pool with a landscaped yard and pathways.
An outdoor patio with dining table and bbq.
Photos by: Juwan Li, courtesy of Aaron Kirman Group